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During my morning pick-up-all-the-poop from all the Walk by Faith Ministry dogs this morning, I began to meditate on investing my trust in God and stumbled upon a wonderful metaphor of how short I have sold myself in investing my trust in God. I realized a wise investor likely invests his or her earnings in multiple investments to ensure there…

I can be a slow learner, and sometimes I am slower than slow. Such is the case with the lesson I have learned about rejoicing in the present. And, if the truth be known, I still have a long way to go. When I look back at the past two decades, I can now see the Lord trying to flag…

A dear friend called me this morning to let me know she and her husband are sending their beloved dog to heaven today, and I am deeply humbled not only by their incredible love and compassion. I am deeply humbled by how the Lord once again showed me His majesty through the humble, Godly love of one of His children.As…

Big things really can come in small packages, and sometimes they come when you least expect it. Today I received a big lesson in a little package – and was reminded why we are called to have the faith of a child.”Hey,” a little boy’s voice called after me as I left the beach today with a friend and two…

God hates idols. If you don’t believe me, read the Old Testament. I can’t say I blame Him. Ever since God created man, man has been worshiping people and things other than God. Beautiful, majestic, glorious, supreme, healer, redeemer, savior, restorer, repairer, deliverer, protector, merciful, loving, forgiving God of the universe has to peer down from heaven and watch His…

Mother Theresa the miracle dog is a picky eater, there is no doubt about it. She not only goes through phases of what she will and will not eat, but she actually picks through her food. She is the only dog I have ever known that slowly, laboriously, and deliberately goes through her food while spitting out any pieces of…

When God asks us to put our trust in Him, He means business. He is not joking around, that’s for sure. In fact, He wants us to trust Him so completely that we are willing to follow Him forward without a plan in hand. But God does not limit this expectation to all of us living in the year 2011.It…

God told me recently that I am holding back my own life. Today, not for the first time, I realized I am driving through life with my foot over the brake. When I learned to drive a car so very many years ago, I was taught “defensive driving”. I quickly became familiar with the idea that keeping my foot over…

If you’re a price shopper, like to cut out coupons, are tenacious about getting the best deal, and go the distance to find the lowest price, you might want to think twice about investing any more of your time being impatient. You might be paying a much greater cost than you realize when it comes to impatience. I speak, or…

The Lord gave me a vision this morning, and I believe it is not just for me. I had a strong sense I needed to not go forward in the day until I heard clearly from Him as to how He wanted to lead me. So I chose to wait on Him to see what He had to say. The…

The children of Israel made a devastating mistake when they were told to take hold of the glorious inheritance the Lord had for them. I have often done the same when I stood at the threshold of God’s glorious promises. How about you?When the children of Israel were told by Moses to possess the land the Lord had promised them, they did not…

“You know what I was thinking on my way over to seeing you?” a new friend told me just this morning. “I felt the Lord was telling me that I am going to be a cheerleader for you.” Little did she know what I had written in my journal the day after our time together.”Think what I’ve needed more than…

I have heard for as long as I can remember that angels come with wings, but the most visible angels in my life come with paws, tails, arms, legs, and mouths that offer love, encouragement, inspiration, discipleship, friendship, and so much more. This past week, along with the 15 Walk by Faith Ministry angels that come with paws and tails, my army…

It is one thing for me to say I trust God. It is another thing for me entirely to REALLY trust Him. I have learned along the pathway of faith that walking and talking do not always go together. I can tell the world I am trusting God, yet not be walking what I am talking. If the truth be…

Sin might look good, sin might taste good, sin might feel good, but sin always come with a price tag far greater than we can possibly imagine. The Bible says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23 KJV).” I recently slid down the seductively slippery…

One of the greatest gifts the Lord has sent the way of Walk by Faith Ministry is our monthly sponsors. I had no idea when I was led to start the Sponsorship Program not only what a humongeous help the sponsors would be in helping the ministry to pursue our mission, but also what a beautiful blessing it would be…

Suffice it to say I will NEVER be hired as a professional groomer. After trying the clippers, I resorted to a pair of household modestly sharp scissors with orange handles. Fortunately, Shnookles took the opportunity to submit so beautifully to the laboriously long far from professional cut that he ended up spread eagled on his back as I cut piece…

When you believe you have nothing to give, you probably have a lot more than you realize. I believe we are so influenced by the world to believe that giving requires money and material provision that we overlook what the Lord has laid in our hearts and our lives to sow His love into a world in dire need. I…

Don’t forget to laugh. How could I forget? Two of Walk by Faith Ministry’s dogs – blind Glory and three-legged Traveler – are currently adorned in purple paint droppings (I finished painting their room yesterday), and Winnie the two-footed dog is presently dressed in pancake better atop her head. Purple polka dogs and pancake Winnie minus syrup remind me of…

I have heard FORGIVENESS preached a zillion times, and yet I am not sure I have ever heard preached three words that to me are instrumental in REAL FORGIVENESS. God does not only command that we forgive. We are commanded to forgive FROM OUR HEARTS. (Matthew 18:35 KJV. Please read Matthew 18:21-35 at end of article or in your Bible.) What exactly…

Recently I was confronted by a friend about something that in the past was a dangerous, debilitating, and ultimately deadly issue. My friend had the courage, the boldness, and yes, the love, to tell me that I had allowed the issue back into my life. She spoke to me in such a firm and straightforward way that I simply could…

Praise the Lord! Mother Theresa had the mass on her leg biopsied yesterday. Her vet in Virginia almost a year ago seemed to believe she had cancer, and I went along with that belief. Thanks to God, huge hearted donors, and a wonderful vet in South Carolina, we received the fabulous news yesterday that the mass is benign and she…

Right in the midst of celebrating Freckles’ adoption to his awesome new family, I received an equally awesome – and hard – lesson in love and trust. The family and I mutually agreed the adoption would not work out due to an unfortunate and unforeseen series of events. Just as quickly as I had thanked God for the adoption, I…

READING FOR THIS STUDY:Act 5:1 “But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, Act 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. Act 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the…

Freckles knows all about miracles, and the latest one for Freckles is one of the very best! When Walk by Faith Ministry attended a local festival this past weekend, I was told I could not bring the ministry’s dogs. I asked if an exception could be made for one dog – one who loves festivals to no end because he…

Sunshine. In the 80s. Probably muggy by mid-day. Perfect weather for Mother Theresa’s trip to the vet today – and maybe the beach? She hasn’t bought a bikini just yet, but a trip to the beach may not be a bad idea since her vet appointment is only minutes away. And, thanks to the Lord and the wonderfully generous people…

I heard a woman share a testimony of a healing that she said she still thanks God for over three years later. I am humbled by her story because I have had a bad habit of spending a lot more time praying for things from God than taking the time to thank Him. In fact, I often have given Him…

What if Jesus had quit? What if He had turned away from the cross and refused to do what He had been called to do for the world? What if He had not laid down His life for us? What if He had hung on the cross and refused to forgive those who did not know and understand what they…

There is something about freedom. It looks good, it tastes good, and it feels good, and any time I experience it I assume it will go on forever. But when it comes to spiritual freedom garnered through faith in Jesus Christ, I have seen time and again that freedom comes with a clear responsibility on my part. As the Bible…

Glory may be blind. Winnie may only have two feet. But they continue to inspire me as they walk by faith rather than sight as the Bible calls us to do(2 Cor. 5:7 KJV. They recently inspired me and others as we took a walk by faith on the beach.Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

“Are there people who keep their promises?” I asked the Lord just minutes ago. I was reading a true story about a promise kept to a man broken from promises broken. Tears pushed out from my eyes, but they stopped as quickly as they came.The Lord answered. He speaks to me again now. “There are people who keep their promises,…

Sometimes God leads us to a place where everything is new. Sometimes we arrive there as a result of our own mistakes. Other times we land in a new location because of someone else’s sins. We may also find we get there as a result of a combination of reasons. I have found myself recently in a season of life…

For those of you waiting for more inspiration from Walk by Faith Ministry, I promise – it is coming soon. I am walking through a valley right now and am learning once again to rest in the Lord as He perfects His love in me and further prepares me for the ministry work He has set before me. It is…

Thank you God! Thank you huge hearts! Donations have come in for surgeries for Hope and Speckles. As for the rest of our needs, we trust the Lord to continue to provide – as He always does. Thank you for sowing your love, prayers, and donations into our ministry for the Lord. Bless you!Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at…

When it rains, it pours. If you live in coastal South Carolina, you will understand why much of my writing today has a “rain” theme to it. It’s been raining like cats and dogs. Speaking of dogs, Walk by Faith Ministry’s dogs are in need of veterinary care for a variety of issues. So rather than share the need of…

Ever seen the FREE JUNK REMOVAL advertisements? I never pay them much attention, especially since I have learned how to keep my life – and possessions – very simple. I have very little physical “junk” left in my life, but my flesh is quite good at accumulating junk of its own. Just the other day, I realized how blessed I…

The Lord has really put the word TRUST on my heart over the past week or so. Over and over, He has convicted me that I MUST TRUST Him. He truly knows what He is doing. It is one thing for me to tell people I trust Him. It is another to truly trust Him. My words, my thoughts, AND…

I cannot remember when the words came to me, but I cannot forget that they did. Only the Lord would make such a play on words. We all know that when it rains, it pours. But the Lord reminded me that when He reigns, He pours forth His Holy Spirit. He pours forth His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, His…

Call me crazy, but this morning I thanked God for toilet paper. Why is that crazy? Really, it is not. Really, what is crazy is how little I have thanked God through the years for all of His provisions – from salvation, healing, and the safety of my loved ones all the way down to my toothbrush and toilet paper.…

I can only imagine one of the devil’s favorite weapons is discouragement. I couldn’t help but think of this as I designed Walk by Faith Ministry’s business cards this afternoon. I wondered why I was struggling with designing the cards until I realized our business cards can be a gateway into the fold of the ministry, and ultimately into the…

When people ask me to sign my brand new book, Slow Dance with Jesus, I politely refuse. How can I possibly take an ounce of credit for what I now refer to as the “miracle book”? I clearly have to – and want to – give ALL glory to God.Who but God could conceive, create, write, design, print, publish, distribute…

The book the Lord conceived on February 2, 2011, Slow Dance with Jesus: Inspiration for Intimacy with the Lord, has now been written, laid out, printed, and published in under six weeks! Please help me celebrate my first published book in print by considering a donation to Walk by Faith Ministry for a copy of the book. More information is available…

On March 14, 2011, my sweet senior special needs dog St. Francis who was flown just months ago cross country to escape euthanization in a California shelter and know the love, safety, and care he may never have known, took the final leg of his journey when he went to be with Jesus in heaven.Just before his final flight, I took…

When I was a little girl, I wrote so fast and furiously that my mother had to scramble through her pocketbook at the grocery store to come up with scraps of anything at all for the words that would come tumbling forth. I sat in my front yard with my best friend Sarah as words flew out of me onto…

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